Charles Segoing - Mercure Armorial enseignant les principes & elemens du blazon des armoiries - 1652

Description
Charles Segoing - Mercure Armorial enseignant les principes & elemens du blazon des armoiries - 1652
Heraldry - Quantity: 1 - Hand coloured illustrations - Book

Very rare and important treatise on heraldry, in the second edition expanded with numerous hand coloured illustrations.
4to, approximately 23.5 x 16.5 cm, leather hardcover, pp. [8] + 206 + [16], numerous pagination errors that result in [8] + 1-128, 127-199, 100-105 [i.e. 106] + [16]; numerous woodcut heraldic coats of arms in the text, many hand-coloured. Illustrated bookplate of the Comte du Pac Bellegarde.
In good condition, intact cover in very good condition, interior with restorations on a few pages, the first three sheets are replaced by copies, including the title page, sheet 75 and the last sheet, but overall in good condition and perfectly legible in all its parts (please look at the photos carefully).
Important treatise that contributed to the standardization of heraldic rules in the seventeenth century, reprinted several times, divided into 5 parts:
1 - The origin of coats of arms
2 - Definition of coat of arms and differences in the terms "coat of arms" and "blazon"
3 - Discourse on nobility
4 - Symbolism of heraldic arrangement
5 - Rules for the composition of coats of arms.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Heraldry
Author/ Illustrator
Charles Segoing
Book Title
Mercure Armorial enseignant les principes & elemens du blazon des armoiries
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1652
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Paris, Chez Pierre Aubouyn
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Number of pages
206
Dimensions
24×16 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 65,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in